Dec 11

WILDLIFE WATCH Training in Whittier

The City of Whittier is partnering with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Wildlife Watch program to proactively offer residents an opportunity to learn effective measures related to wildlife interaction, especially as it relates to the urbanization of the coyote population.


Training is free and for all City of Whittier residents

Training dates and times:

Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 5 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 9 a.m.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 9 a.m.


          Whittier Community Center

          7630 Washington Avenue

Dec 05

Friends Of La Serna Event Friday Dec 7 at 6PM

Dec 03

Dont Let Thieves Steal the Holidays

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and is getting ready for the upcoming holiday season.  A couple years ago I sent out some holiday crime prevention tips, and since they are still relevant, I wanted to share them with everyone as a reminder.  As a troubling fact, thefts from motor vehicles continues to represent the greatest increase of any reported crime in Whittier, so hopefully this advice and your actions can help reduce this statistic. 

Don’t Let Thieves Steal the Holidays


With the holiday season in full swing, many have already begun the quest to find that perfect gift for friends and family.  Unfortunately, while we are out shopping, so are the criminals who are looking for an opportunity to burglarize vehicles of unsuspecting victims.  Whittier Police would like to remind you of the following safety tips to help reduce the odds of becoming a victim.

Secure your vehicle.  Lock doors and roll up windows.  Close sunroofs and raise convertibles.

Park your vehicle in a well-lit area, near open businesses, at a location where shoppers frequently pass, and away from enclosures, large trees, or shrubbery where people can lurk.  Many stores and parking lots have outdoor camera systems.  Parking in close proximity to cameras can assist in deterring criminal activity.

Do not leave valuables in plain view.  This includes obvious items such as wallets, navigation equipment, cell phones, computers, iPod and IPads, purses and backpacks, but also obscure items such as loose change, CD’s, sunglasses, and cell phone chargers.  Any property left in view is not only a sign there could be other valuables, but is also an open invitation to a thief.  

Never park your vehicle, exit, and conceal valuables under a seat or in the trunk.  Do not cart out your newly purchased gifts and place them in your vehicle and return to shopping.  Criminals often sit in parking lots and watch for this type of activity. Once you walk away from your car, it literally takes only seconds for a burglar to smash a window and retrieve your belongings.

Lastly, be aware of your surroundings.  When pulling into a shopping area, look at the cars and people in the parking lot.  If you get a strange feeling or see anything that concerns you, act on your intuition.  Notify security and/or call the police.  Your safety is always a priority!

These tips are applicable year round, and not limited to just parking lots.  Practice good safety while parking in your own driveway or to the front of a residence.  Please report any suspicious activity by calling (562) 567-9200, or 911 in the event of an emergency.


Lieutenant Jay Tatman

Patrol Division – Public Service Area 4

Whittier Police Department

Nov 06

October 2018 Whittier Police Report

Whittier Police Incidents Report for the Month of October 2018 published by the Friendly Hills Property Owner Association, Whittier

Case Number Reported Date/Time Occurred Incident Type Location
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2018-00008928 10/31/2018 19:11 TRAFFIC COLLISION 8100 S SAN LUCAS DR, WHITTIER
2018-00008927 10/31/2018 18:33 1 LARCENY THEFT 8836 S HIGHLAND AVE 205, WHITTIER
2018-00008925 10/31/2018 17:23 2 ASSAULT SIMPLE 14421 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008917 10/31/2018 15:05 IMPOUNDED VEHICLE 8946 S VALLEY VIEW AVE, WHITTIER
2018-00008892 10/30/2018 19:12 1 GRAND THEFT AUTO 14819 E MAR VISTA ST, WHITTIER
2018-00008880 10/30/2018 11:37 2 ASSAULT SIMPLE 14421 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008855 10/29/2018 15:46 2 MISC REPORT 14421 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008836 10/29/2018 8:23 2 MISC REPORT 8520 S COLIMA RD, WHITTIER
2018-00008827 10/28/2018 20:30 WARRANT ARREST S COLIMA RD / E MAR VISTA ST, WHITTIER
2018-00008824 10/28/2018 18:48 1 BURGLARY RESIDENTIAL 15315 E LODOSA DR, WHITTIER
2018-00008804 10/27/2018 22:01 1 GRAND THEFT AUTO 9080 S COLIMA RD, WHITTIER
2018-00008800 10/27/2018 20:50 WARRANT ARREST 14635 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008797 10/27/2018 18:53 1 GRAND THEFT AUTO 15141 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008739 10/26/2018 11:29 2 WEAPONS 15301 E YOUNGWOOD DR, WHITTIER
2018-00008719 10/25/2018 16:40 2 VANDALISM 9501 S LA SERNA DR, WHITTIER
2018-00008706 10/25/2018 2:35 2 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE 15732 E MAR VISTA ST, WHITTIER
2018-00008627 10/22/2018 6:46 1 LARCENY VEHICLE 15434 E CONDESA DR, WHITTIER
2018-00008618 10/21/2018 21:45 2 MISC REPORT 9080 S COLIMA RD, WHITTIER
2018-00008585 10/20/2018 11:30 1 LARCENY VEHICLE 8443 S LINDANTE DR, WHITTIER
2018-00008587 10/20/2018 10:34 MENTAL DISORDER 9080 S COLIMA RD, WHITTIER
2018-00008566 10/19/2018 11:07 1 LARCENY SHOPLIFT 14919 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008559 10/18/2018 21:18 WARRANT ARREST 7750 S COLIMA RD, WHITTIER
2018-00008496 10/16/2018 23:48 1 LARCENY VEHICLE 8512 S CATALINA AVE, WHITTIER
2018-00008472 10/15/2018 15:16 MISSING/FOUND PERSON 8726 S COLIMA RD, WHITTIER
2018-00008393 10/12/2018 11:46 PROPERTY LOST, FOUND,RELINQ 8652 S LA TREMOLINA LN, WHITTIER
2018-00008378 10/11/2018 20:13 2 ASSAULT SIMPLE 16203 E LAS CUMBRES DR, WHITTIER
2018-00008349 10/10/2018 20:25 WARRANT ARREST 8900 S LA PUEBLA AVE, WHITTIER
2018-00008312 10/9/2018 16:48 2 MISC REPORT 8557 S LA SIERRA AVE, WHITTIER
2018-00008310 10/9/2018 15:04 2 MISC REPORT 14535 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008306 10/9/2018 13:07 TRAFFIC COLLISION 15225 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008303 10/9/2018 9:50 1 ROBBERY 15175 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008239 10/5/2018 23:41 TRAFFIC COLLISION 7750 S COLIMA RD, WHITTIER
2018-00008226 10/5/2018 14:42 2 ASSAULT SIMPLE 9080 S COLIMA RD, WHITTIER
2018-00008185 10/4/2018 13:38 2 MISC REPORT 9080 S COLIMA RD, WHITTIER
2018-00008145 10/2/2018 21:52 2 MISC REPORT 15070 E LA CUARTA ST, WHITTIER
2018-00008138 10/2/2018 16:01 2 VANDALISM 15111 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008135 10/2/2018 14:57 TRAFFIC COLLISION 8928 S COLIMA RD, WHITTIER
2018-00008117 10/2/2018 7:37 CANCELLED CASE 8924 S MILLS AVE, WHITTIER
2018-00008102 10/1/2018 16:35 1 LARCENY VEHICLE 14919 E WHITTIER BLVD, WHITTIER
2018-00008087 10/1/2018 7:59 2 MISC REPORT 8924 S MILLS AVE, WHITTIER

Oct 31

Be aware of scammers who calls you

There are currently various scams going around that target our community and involve alleged unpaid utilities, IRS debt, family members in jail, etc.  The scammer calls the victim on the phone and will agree to remedy the alleged debt, and then offers a solution by way of the targeted victim purchasing gift cards.  Once the victim buys the gift cards and activates them, the scammer instructs the victim to provide the serial number of the gift cards to the scammer. 

The scammer then takes the value of the gift cards, and the victim receives nothing in exchange.  The scammers utilize false identities, phone numbers and email addresses, so the investigation into these incidents is quite complicated and many times the incidents go unsolved.  Scams such as this have become fairly popular and several people in our community have fallen victim. 

This email is intended to alert you to the problem, inform you that we are working with the community and our business owners to combat the scam, and to ask you to please share this information with your neighborhood watch community, and with your friends and family in an effort to minimize potential victims. 

Additional information can be located on the below flyer.

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